Glenn Beck has recently been pointing out some dangerous appointments by the Obama administration, including the naming of Mark Lloyd asÂ the FCC’sÂ Chief Diversity Officer.Â Lloyd believes in enforcing so-called “diversity” of opinion on the broadcast media through local control and accountability rules in order to suppress the conservative voices with whom Lloyd and other leftists disagree.
But as disturbing as this appointment isÂ to those of us who believe in the First Amendment, it pales in comparisonÂ toÂ the appointment of Arif Alikhan to serve as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Alikhan, a Sunni Muslim, had previously served as Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security and Public Safety for theÂ City of Los Angeles, where he was primarily responsible for derailing the Police Departmentâ€™s plan to monitor activities within the Los Angeles Muslim community, including at numerous radical mosques and madrassas that were operating there.
In an effort to justify this dangerous appointment,Â Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano emphasized Alikhanâ€™s â€œbroad and impressive array of experience in national security, emergency preparedness and counterterrorismâ€.
To the contrary, Alikhan’s opposition to implementing effective measures of national security and counterterrorism sets up a fifth column beachhead in theÂ the very federal agency that is supposed to combat Islamic terrorist plots against our homeland!
CAIR, one of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked American Muslim groups, loved the Obama appointment.Â “Congratulations to Mr. Ali Khan on this well-deserved appointment,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. “Mr. Alikhan’s new position reflects his and the community’s dedication to helping preserve the security of our country.Â The American Muslim community can be proud of him”
Janet Napolitano also appointedÂ American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Executive Director Kareem Shora as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.Â Shora, who has lashed out against “extreme right-wing AM radio talk-show hosts” and Â ”certain pundits on the Fox News Channel” for alleged “opportunistic bigotry”, Â has also criticized electronic surveilllance of communications with Middle Eastern countries, immigration screening, and no-fly lists, amongst other counter-terrorism measures.
Obama and Napolitano might as well post a “welcome” sign on the front door of the Department of Homeland Security to would-be Islamic jihadists plotting infiltration of our homeland for destructive purposes.